Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Garden offices increasingly a part of post-lockdown planning

Shedworking HQ is being rather deluged by various bits of research and surveys and the like, and while we take most of them with a pinch of salt, taken as a whole they point towards increasing interest in homeworking in general and garden offices in particular.

The latest, from financial specialists HUB Financial Solutions, suggests that three-quarters of people in the UK are not planning to move as a result of lockdown effects and indeed a fifth are enjoying their home more than ever. However, just under half are expecting to carry on homeworking after lockdown is over and more than a third plan to make significant home layout alterations - for 12%, this includes building a garden office (and another 7% it means an extension). Overall, two thirds of those questioned believed that homes with specific home or garden offices would be particularly in demand.

There are similar results in a survey by estate agency Yopa, with additional figures suggesting 20% of people are less keen than before on living near busy towns or cities with a similar figure saying their employer has told them that working from home will be increasingly commonplace. A third said that if they were given this additional flexibility, they would consider moving house to another region (this figure rises among Londoners) and 40% are looking for larger properties.

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